Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My buddy Mr. Bones.............

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell but Mr. Bones (that is what I dubbed him) is my new crush from The Rubber Cafe.
His formal name is You shake my Bones and he is so much fun to play with! I layered him with the ever versatile bingo card stamp for a fun vintage look.


I started with a plain white bakers bag and just gussied it up a bit with some paper diecuts. I used scallop circles and the standard circles to layer on top of the stamped bingo card. I also used a doily for a little more interest. Added some tails to the bottom and some glittered up buttons on either side. The top has some fun chunky gingham ribbon and seambinding with a layered button and rhinestone. I added a cute little sentiment banner tag as well. 

Now Mr. Bones was fun because I used Melissa's technique using the scrap happy glue to apply the glitter.  Scrap Happy glue it an excellent medium for this because it remains tacky.   You simply dab a bit out on a scrap piece of paper and apply onto your stamp using a foam brush.  Stamp the image on the area you want and wait a few seconds ( I didn't wait very long because it is humid today) and than sprinkle your glitter on.  Remove the excess and your done!  The glitter stays in place.  Make sure though to instantly clean your stamp and get the glue off.   I just had a small bowl of suds sitting near me to throw the stamp into.  And That is that! I than just added a few jellie dots in black soot  to spiff Mr. Bones up a bit. 
I can't wait to try  this again!   It works perfect for detailed images.......I am in heaven with this technique.  Can't wait to use if for Christmas.   
Hope you enjoyed!  Now I have the perfect little bag for candy for someone special! 
hugs, cherry

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- You shake my Bones, Bingo Card
Ink: hampton arts- black
Papers: PTI- cardstocki, Vintage Street Market MME pattern paper, Marth Stewart
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- scrap happy glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'- black soot jellie dots, MS glitter, Really Reasonable Ribbon, misc vintage buttons, Pretty Little Studio Trick or treat banner tag
Tools:  Spellbinders -scallop circles, standard circles

1 comment:

Karen T said...

great project Cherry!! I'm finally getting my hat for halloween and this is so cute and truly inspired!